Magnificent Devices

11 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,977 ratings

Lady of Devices: A Steampunk Adventure Novel Publisher's Summary

London, 1889: Victoria is Queen. Charles Darwin's son is Prime Minister. And steam is the power that runs the world.

At 17, Claire Trevelyan, daughter of Viscount St. Ives, was expected to do nothing more than pour an elegant cup of tea, sew a fine seam, and catch a rich husband. Unfortunately, Claire's talents lie not in the ballroom, but in the chemistry lab, where things have a regrettable habit of blowing up. When her father gambles the estate on the combustion engine and loses, Claire finds herself down and out on the mean streets of London. But being a young woman of resources and intellect, she turns fortune on its head. It's not long before a new leader rises in the underworld, known only as the Lady of Devices...

When she meets Andrew Malvern, a member of the Royal Society of Engineers, she realizes her talents may encompass more than the invention of explosive devices. They may help her realize her dreams and his...if they can both stay alive long enough to see that sometimes the closest friendships can trigger the greatest betrayals....

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  • Book 1

    • Lady of Devices: A Steampunk Adventure Novel

    • Magnificent Devices, Book 1
    • By: Shelley Adina
    • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,169
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,063
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,067

    At 17, Claire Trevelyan, daughter of Viscount St. Ives, was expected to do nothing more than pour an elegant cup of tea, sew a fine seam, and catch a rich husband. Unfortunately, Claire's talents lie not in the ballroom, but in the chemistry lab, where things have a regrettable habit of blowing up. When her father gambles the estate on the combustion engine and loses, Claire finds herself down and out on the mean streets of London. But being a young woman of resources and intellect, she turns fortune on its head. It's not long before a new leader rises in the underworld, known only as the Lady of Devices...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Was it really just one book divided into four?

    • By Kitty Lagorio on 03-16-14

    Regular price: $17.99

  • Book 2

    • Her Own Devices

    • A Steampunk Adventure Novel
    • By: Shelley Adina
    • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 586
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 522
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 525

    Seventeen-year-old Lady Claire Trevelyan, left alone after the Arabian bubble financial disaster claims home and family, now leads the cleverest gang in the London underworld. Between outwitting a rival gang, inventing a device that will net her and her scientist employer worldwide fame, and keeping her mother from marrying her off, she can almost forget that a powerful lord wants to get closer…and if he succeeds, can destroy it all with a single word…

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story, Halting Narration

    • By Mike on 07-10-14

    Regular price: $17.99

  • Book 3

    • Magnificent Devices

    • A Steampunk Adventure Novel (Volume 3)
    • By: Shelley Adina
    • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 480
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 437
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 434

    An air voyage to remember turns into a disaster no one may survive. With her orphaned charges, Lady Claire Trevelyan joins the Earl of Dunsmuir’s family on an airship voyage to the Americas. If she can stay out of Lord James Selwyn’s way until her eighteenth birthday, she will be of age and cannot be forced into marriage. What she doesn’t know is that Lord James is in the Americas, too, with Andrew Malvern closing in on him - and the wonderful device he stole.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Melodramatic Misadventure Marred by TX Accent

    • By Globaltowngal on 05-21-14

    Regular price: $17.99

  • Book 4

    • Brilliant Devices

    • A Steampunk Adventure Novel, Magnificent Devices, Book 4
    • By: Shelley Adina
    • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 287
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 259
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 259

    Lady Claire Trevelyan had been looking forward to glittering balls, congenial society, and relief from pursuit during her stay with Lord and Lady Dunsmuir in the Canadas. Well, perhaps not entirely. Being pursued by a handsome airship captain is rather diverting, especially when it appears her erstwhile employer, Andrew Malvern, is becoming much too distracted by a certain blond mechanic.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So Fun!

    • By Gayle on 05-16-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 5

    • A Lady of Resources

    • A Steampunk Adventure Novel: Magnificent Devices, Book 5
    • By: Shelley Adina
    • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146

    Now 16, twins Lizzie and Maggie are educated young ladies who have not been called "the Mopsies" in years - except by their guardian, Lady Claire Trevelyan. With the happy prospect of choosing their own future, the girls can leave their dodgy past behind, and Lizzie can bury her deepest childhood memories where they can do no harm.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wonderful fun book

    • By The YA Wizard on 06-19-18

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 6

    • A Lady of Spirit

    • The Magnificent Devices Series 6
    • By: Shelley Adina
    • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118

    Under normal circumstances, Maggie and Lizzie would be delighted to meet their long-lost relatives and be reunited with those who had believed them dead, but when are the Mopsies' circumstances ever to be considered normal? With her half brother, Claude Seacombe, Lizzie travels to Cornwall to meet her mother's parents. Maggie goes along, too, since she is part of the family...or so one might assume.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Steampunk Series Ever!

    • By Love to Read on 09-26-17

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 7

    • A Lady of Integrity

    • The Magnificent Devices Series, Book 7
    • By: Shelley Adina
    • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
    • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    Will a daring rescue put a wedding and a future at risk? Lady Claire Trevelyan and renowned scientist Andrew Malvern are looking forward to domestic felicity in London when they are surprised by an unexpected visitor. A desperate and fugitive Alice Chalmers seeks their help - her ship has been seized in the Duchy of Venice and worse, her navigator Jake has been thrown into the dreaded underwater prison from which no one ever escapes. Even the innocent.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous Series!

    • By Love to Read on 11-09-17

    Regular price: $23.07

  • Book 8

    • A Gentleman of Means

    • The Magnificent Devices Series, Book 8
    • By: Shelley Adina
    • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    Lady Claire Trevelyan has had to deal with betrayal before, in small ways and large. But none is quite so painful as the belief that Gloria Meriwether-Astor had deserted her and her friends and left them to die under the waters of Venice. When she learns that Gloria has inexplicably vanished, she has no choice but to follow her heart and attempt to find the missing heiress. But the decisions of the heart do not sit well with the gentlemen in her life, who had every reason to believe she planned to settle down at last.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A binge-worthy series

    • By Love to Read on 11-09-17

    Regular price: $23.07

  • Book 9

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